Whatsthisthen?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

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ground-breaking light clusters from the past...any others come to mind :?:

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Ahh, the good old 'CND' Cortina lights. :-D

They say that's where the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) nicked their symbol from.

Functional only without being offensive to the eye. Exactly as lights should be.

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I wonder if Ford had the monopoly on interesting tail lights in the 60's?

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I suppose this could have been posted up in the "A Nice Pair but too easy...." thread.

The "heritage of the second vehicle is arguably acknowledged by the garish led offerings today...

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
PS at the moment I have a problem with my 'x' s. Tap away at my laptop typing stuff and rapidly repeating ' x's just materialise. Like this sort ofx stuffxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx lixkxewixxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxThe key itself doesn't type an 'ecks"
Fills in search bockses as well faster than you can ruxb them outxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx #-o
on starting to read this i thought you were talking about past lovers/lady friends, X's #-o :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:

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Has anyone noticed a difficulty seeing the flashing indicator on a car which has coaxial brake/indicator lights when it's stopped waiting to make a turn and the footbrake is being held on?

There is no physical separation between the lights and not much separation in wavelength of light between red and orange. First noticed this on VW Passats but beginning to see it on others makes too.
CitroJim wrote:Function should come before form and in most cases these days it's the other way around to the severe detriment of their basic function and purpose...
Agree with Jim on this one,

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electronmirror wrote:Has anyone noticed a difficulty seeing the flashing indicator on a car which has coaxial brake/indicator lights when it's stopped waiting to make a turn and the footbrake is being held on?
Yes, shockingly bad. I'm amazed they pass whatever certification exists to ensure compliance. This in my opinion is a serious design fault.

There's also a similar problem with some front indicators which are drowned out by the DRLs...

Again, why was this clear design fault allowed to reach mass-production?

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Agree with both, some cars are close to unsafe especially for Bikers. Try seeing them thru a wet visor !

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It might end up coming back to the US style where the rear blinkers used to be red, fronts white and parklights orange.

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A couple of "Old-uns" photos from Paris Motor Show, for the Tail Light fans!

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Looks like the led is creeping onto the "alloys" as well now...

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And onto the 'Plimsoll Line'!

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citronut wrote:
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
PS at the moment I have a problem with my 'x' s. Tap away at my laptop typing stuff and rapidly repeating ' x's just materialise. Like this sort ofx stuffxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx lixkxewixxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxThe key itself doesn't type an 'ecks"
Fills in search bockses as well faster than you can ruxb them outxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx #-o
on starting to read this i thought you were talking about past lovers/lady friends, X's #-o :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:
NewcastleFalcon 1 Windows7.....0

Yes I have won for now so I'll enjoy it while I can! My X's and even my x's are now all behaving as they should.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

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What about the ex's?

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:What about the ex's?
Hopefully by now they're ex-x's

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Well the method that worked for me was restoring the system to a point before Ihad the problem'...

I suspect one of the 14 "critical" updates to Windows 7 precipitated the problem......Microsoft probably thought this bloke has got an old laptop that seems to work ok on an old operating system, time he had a new one. Lets screw it up with one of our critical updates....

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:Microsoft probably thought this bloke has got an old laptop that seems to work ok on an old operating system, time he had a new one. Lets screw it up with one of our critical updates....
And that sir, is one of the many reasons I use Linux....

The only Windows machine is an XP laptop dedicated to Lexia duties only...